A hair-raising moment


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searcher451
September 17, 2008, 02:36 PM
Talk about a guy who drew a lucky staw after what he no doubt thought was going to be a casual day at the range. Note the slo-mo at the end ... how the bullet actually skips off the ground before taking off his hat. Good grief:

http://www.break.com/index/bullet-ricochet-almost-kills-shooter.html

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Headless
September 17, 2008, 02:38 PM
Wow. I really would be paranoid, what is that backstop? I've had .380acp rounds bounce directly back and clip me in the arm while at the range before..shooting into a SAND backstop! I would be really nervous about a high powered rifled at that distance with a hard backstop like that one.

7.62X25mm
September 17, 2008, 02:43 PM
Originally Posted by Harley Quinn
Now that most of the firearms I carry are Glocks and I am retired...All the weapons are full mag and empty chamber. I sometimes carry mexican style, I also carry in a holster...The trigger is always to the rear...I know that by touching the trigger or looking at it, the pistol is not at the ready...

I don't know anybody from Mexico who carries "Mexican style." I think it's an ethnic slur. If you owned an XD, you'd have a grip safety, a visible loaded chamber indicator and a cocked striker indicator.

searcher451
September 17, 2008, 03:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc

It didn't take long for this one to come back from a buddy via email. Good grief is right ... it really is a jungle out there, and that's just at the shooting range. :uhoh:

Dgreno
September 17, 2008, 04:31 PM
If you owned an XD, you'd have a grip safety, a visible loaded chamber indicator and a cocked striker indicator.
Glocks have , in some form, all of those minus the grip "safety". The extractor functions as a loaded chamber indicator and the trigger in the forward position functions as an indication that it is ready to release the striker.

Wes Janson
September 17, 2008, 07:15 PM
Looks like he had one heck of a headache. What on earth was that backstop they were shooting into?

Old Grump
September 17, 2008, 08:33 PM
The Mexicans I used to pal around with in Las Cruces and El Paso also called it Mexican carry. Its what you did if you didn't have or didn't want to be bothered with getting a holster. It was convenient and an awful lot of people used to do it but once they got a holster it became the preferred choice.

What bothers me about both videos was the fact that they had ricochets and why were they shooting so close to the backstop to begin with? The absolute closest target I ever fired a 50 cal at was 200 yards and it was into a sand backstop. I prefer 600+ for that gun so you can take advantage of the power. Really what in the name of anything decent was that backstop made out of. Hard packed black dirt, asphalt, rocks, what?

Halo
September 17, 2008, 08:41 PM
That has to be fake, unless he's learned how to make a hat appear out of thin air.

hexidismal
September 17, 2008, 09:12 PM
That has to be fake, unless he's learned how to make a hat appear out of thin air.

I hate to call fake on everything that hits the internet, but I have to wonder about this one too. Having watched it a bunch of times, the hat position does seem awfully bizarre. It seems to come from nowhere. The other thing that bothers me a little is the sound. Why is there what appears to be a second gunshot as the bullet is hitting the dirt. It could be an echo from the shot from something distant, but its far too long from the shot to be an acho off that wall/backstop. Also, the second bang happens exactly as the bullet hits the dirt... I've seen plenty of bullets hit the ground and not one of them ever made a bang as loud as the shot...

jonmerritt
September 17, 2008, 09:22 PM
Also look at the angle he is to the target, the angle the water hit is to the target, and the angle his head is to where the round hit the water. And the audio is all wrong, for any gun shot

chris in va
September 17, 2008, 09:31 PM
I have to agree about the gun shot. My digital camera on movie mode just records shots as a quick pop.

But I can see where the hat peeled off his head. It was black in the back. A little odd you couldn't see the red or bill though.

bthest86
September 17, 2008, 09:31 PM
I'd be scared too if ghostly hats kept falling off my head.:eek:

wyocarp
September 17, 2008, 09:36 PM
If the odds of that happening are slim, then the odds of that happening by accident while someone happens to be using a video camera are incredibly slim. But...?

Lonestar49
September 17, 2008, 09:57 PM
...

Definitely the sound of incoming..

Not good


Ls

Fleetwood_Captain
September 17, 2008, 10:06 PM
7.62x25, The term "Mexican Carry" originated from Vaqueros that began carrying their guns in their waistbands after the Mexican government started outlawing the free carrying of firearms around the countryside.

As the wilderness was still host to snakes and other undesirable creatures, the Vaqueros wern't keen on traveling without protection. Instead, they simply started carrying in their waistbands so that they could just tuck their pistola inside their pants if a Federali came snooping around.

Thus, the term "Mexican Carry" was born.

GigaBuist
September 17, 2008, 10:45 PM
It's either staged or these guys keep shooting at a range that results in a ridiculous amount of ricochets. They've another video at the very same place of a guy supposedly catching a .270.

v35
September 17, 2008, 11:20 PM
Saw this one a while ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ABGIJwiGBc

BruceRDucer
September 18, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Now won't that just make you BRAND NEW?

:what::what::what::what::):):):)

rondog
September 18, 2008, 02:31 PM
That guy with the .50 is a member here, called Head Shot Willie. This is the first place I ever saw it. I believe the other guys are members too.

jakemccoy
September 19, 2008, 07:44 PM
I hate to call fake on everything that hits the internet, but I have to wonder about this one too. Having watched it a bunch of times, the hat position does seem awfully bizarre. It seems to come from nowhere. The other thing that bothers me a little is the sound. Why is there what appears to be a second gunshot as the bullet is hitting the dirt. It could be an echo from the shot from something distant, but its far too long from the shot to be an acho off that wall/backstop. Also, the second bang happens exactly as the bullet hits the dirt... I've seen plenty of bullets hit the ground and not one of them ever made a bang as loud as the shot...

I'm not saying the video is real, but I have to debunk what you wrote.

If you look at the hat at :20, you'll notice that the back of the hat is the same color as his hair.

Also, the speed of sound is 343 m/s. The target here looks to be about 75 m away. The gunshot sound ricocheting off the wall is appropriately about a half second after the initial gun shot. In other words, the sound traveled about 150 m or so.

Further, sharp loud sounds on cheap microphones are almost always delayed. In other words, the sound of the gun shot is going to be delayed a bit after the visual. Generally, his cheap camera is not going to reproduce the audio and visual with any kind of reliable accuracy.

It looks like a pretty good fake to me.

hoosier8
September 19, 2008, 08:44 PM
That has to be fake, unless he's learned how to make a hat appear out of thin air.

If you look closely, and it took me a couple of times, what you see is not a hat but his hearing protection getting knocked off of his head. It looks like it comes off almost whole with one ear pad getting knocked off. You can see the left side swing around the back of his head.


Edit:
Thought everyone was talking about the .50, but I see what you mean about the first vid.

shotgunkevin
September 19, 2008, 09:36 PM
It's a fake. So is this one (http://www.break.com/index/guy-hit-by270-clabier-richochet.html). Same range, same car, same accents. Probably a different time of the year, judging by the trees and their clothing.

Wes Janson
September 20, 2008, 11:34 PM
I've yet to see any real evidence that it's fake, or explanation as to how they faked it. If you go frame-by-frame you can see the shot, followed a frame later by the dirt kick-up in front of the shooter, and the frame after that you can see the hat lifting off of his head. The reaction times appear genuine, and the hat definitely appears to be both real and actually flipped off of his head. Blood could be faked, but the behavior is fairly consistent, barring their strange accent/speech, which actually lends more credibility to the video (because there really ARE a lot of strange-behaving fools out there who would do something like that). My money is on idiots.

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